What was the noise that woke Tauranga

People are still not convinced that a loud “bang” which woke many Tauranga people in the early hours of Sunday morning was thunder. At about 3am, many residents were jolted awake after hearing a booming noise, some people said it even shook... Read More

Fed up with flooding

Residents in Bellevue are frustrated after heavy rain flooded their properties yet again. A downpour early on Saturday morning brought water almost a metre high into the home of David and Fiona Brown. Fiona says it's the second time they've... Read More

Today’s weather with Rosalie

The weather and tides, how many layers of clothing to wear today, an interesting factoid about New Zealand history plus a snippet of some exciting events taking place in Tauranga? It must be Weather with Rosalie time again! Today we have rain, and... Read More

Autumnal murkiness to end the month

Fog shrouded parts of the upper North Island and the lower South Island, causing delayed flights and murky conditions on the roads this week. The chance of fog remains high from the Waikato to Wairarapa, warns the MetService. It'd be a wise move... Read More

NZ joins space race

New Zealand has finally entered the space age with the world-first successful launch of an orbital rocket from a private pad, but it didn't quite reach orbit. US-New Zealand aerospace company Rocket Lab announced on Thursday afternoon it had successfully... Read More

Free lesson on astrophotography

Ever wanted to learn how to take stunning, professional-looking photos of the night sky? A free astrophotography lesson at the Mount this Friday will be a must-attend event for aspiring photographers interested in capturing the heavens. Local photographers... Read More

Mount man captures Milky Way

A Mount Maunganui photographer's early start was rewarded with a spectacular sight this morning. The Milky Way could be seen clearly stretched across the skies above Mauao at the entrance to Tauranga harbour, and local resident John van... Read More

Orca die in Eastern Bay stranding

Five orca are dead following a stranding in the Bay of Plenty. The Department of Conservation says four of the killer whales were already dead when it was notified about the stranding at Cape Runaway on Wednesday afternoon. While local tangata whenua... Read More

Today’s weather with Rosalie

This morning we watch sunrise with Harry and Sophie, the pair of oyster catchers living on the Mount Main beach. The weather forecast today is for a perfectly fine autumn day.  Although fine it's also a three-clothing and one-windproof layer... Read More

$40 million fund open to land owners

A $40 million fund aimed at reducing the amount of nitrogen entering Lake Rotorua is now open to all landowners in the Lake Rotorua catchment with nitrogen to sell, no matter how big or small their property is. The Lake Rotorua Incentives Scheme is available... Read More



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